Myanmar ethnic groups, government meet for peace talks

Posted May 24, 2017 11:34 am by Editor

Myanmar ethnic groups, government meet for peace talks

Representatives from Myanmar’s ethic rebel groups and the government gathered in the capital on 24 May for peace talks aimed at ending decades of ethnic rebellions in the country.  Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, faces high expectations from ethnic groups and the international community to end conflicts between ethnic armed groups and the army that have lasted for nearly seven decades. Delegates filled a conference hall in Naypyitaw for the start of the five-day talks, which come nine months after a first round of talks was held.

Suu Kyi said that her government would not pressure the ethnic

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